Labneh with Crispy Vegetables

Labneh with Crispy Vegetables

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The Labneh is a delicious dip made of thick curd and fresh cream that is mixed in with pounded sesame, garlic, salt and olive oil. Vegetables are sliced well, mixed in with cornflour and salt and deep-fried and served fresh with the Labneh, for a great starter!

Labneh with Crispy Vegetables recipe - How to make Labneh with Crispy Vegetables

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Serves 4.
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For the labneh
1/2 cup thick hung curds (chakka dahi)
2 tsp fresh cream
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 tsp roasted sesame seeds (til)
1 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste

For the crispy vegetables
1 cup thinly sliced mixed vegetables (carrots, baby corn, zucchini, small brinjals, yellow squash)
1/2 cup cornflour
salt to taste

Other ingredients
oil for deep-frying

    Main Procedure

For the labneh

    For the labneh
  1. Pound the sesame seeds and olive oil in a mortar and pestle to a paste.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients and whisk well.
  3. Refrigerate to chill.

For the crispy vegetables

    For the crispy vegetables
  1. Heat the oil in a wok or a kadai.
  2. Spread ¼ cup of sliced vegetables on a flat plate.
  3. Sprinkle some cornflour and salt over it and mix well.
  4. Deep-fry in hot oil till crisp and golden brown.
  5. Repeat for all the vegetables. Drain on absorbent paper and serve immediately with the chilled labneh.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy265 cal
Protein5.9 g
Carbohydrates24.2 g
Fiber4.5 g
Fat15.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A453.2 mcg
Vitamin B10.4 mg
Vitamin B20.3 mg
Vitamin B32.5 mg
Vitamin C11.3 mg
Folic Acid64 mcg
Calcium168.6 mg
Iron2.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium24.1 mg
Potassium170.1 mg
Zinc0.6 mg